REPLY is comfortably the pick on official ratings which is no surprise given his close third to stablemate Power on his reappearance in the Irish 2000 Guineas last year. He ran poorly in Dubai last month but this is more his grade and he can make amends. Stuccodor is certain to make this a test as he's been in superb form on ground with plenty of give which he'll get today. However, he's facing a better opponent here in the selection and has to concede 6lb. Miracle Cure hails from Jim Bolger's in-form yard and though a long way behind Stuccodor at Leopardstown he's 9lb better off and should get much closer. The veteran Hujaylea is still capable of winning races judged on his close fourth at Dundalk a month ago though the ground may be a bit too testing for him.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and effort when edged left 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 5l behind Regal Parade (9-3) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Burn The Boats (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders travelling strongly, in front 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly to go clear final furlong, very easily, won at Dundalk 1m mdn clm pol in Jan beating Diamond Daze (8-10) by 5l, 10 ran.
Ebazan (USA) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Declaration Of War (9-2) at Curragh 1m 2f stks in Sep.
Hurricane Twister (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 6th on inner 2f out and soon no extra, eased, last of 10, 32l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft in Apr.
Miracle Cure (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Waited with, soon mid-division, closed into 5th from 2f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
Stuccodor (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd travelling well from 2f out, led over 1f out, quickly clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr beating Saga Eiger (8-4) by 6l, 10 ran.
Auden (USA) 11-8fav (9-2) Taken to post early, prominent 3f, soon towards rear, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Mountain Range (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov '11.
Hujaylea (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Dwelt, soon pushed along in rear, headway into 9th 2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 1/2l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Apr.
Reply (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) last of 13, 18l behind Reynaldothewizard (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 6f fll stks Grp 1 in Mar.
Fiesolana (IRE) (8-11) 6th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Regatta (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m stk gs in Jun.